A short cut for portion control is to learn to visualize portions. A serving of meat is the size of a deck of cards, etc. That will get you through the tough times as you learn how to weigh and measure food. www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-l
is the first thing that came up when I googled 'portion control.' I'm sure SparkPeople also has quite a lot of information about portion control.
With my scale, I calibrate (set to zero) using the empty vessel that will hold my food - a bowl or even just some wax paper. Then I add the food I want to weigh and read the results in grams - my scale shows both.
I've been using an old scale for a long time and I don't even know how 'tare' works. Is that what calibrates your scale for you each time?
Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 4/10/2014 (10:50)